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...As a graduate student, I have been mentored and supported by professors who take my somewhat non-traditional scholarship and academic inquiry seriously and who are not hesitant to rigorously challenge me...
Folk traditions in the South, from quilts to distilling to music, all have roots around the globe. A new book by a Georgia State University professor illuminates the humble practice of pottery in that context.
“Global Clay: Themes in World Ceramic Traditions” is the result of years of research… more »
Dr. Pearl McHaney, Kenneth M. England Professor of Southern Literature, received one of twelve 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The Georgia Council for the Arts, led by Executive Director Karen Paty, and Georgia Humanities, under the leadership of Jamil Zainaldin, review nominations from across the state to identify “outstanding individuals and organizations… more »
SLI’s new issue: New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines: Man of Letters (Vol. 49.1, contributing ed. Lillie Anne Brown). This essay collection examines selected Gaines texts and narratives in exploration of ways in which the community, as the site for social change, helps define notions of manhood and womanhood, contributes to the… more »
I am studying English so that I can practice skills such as reading comprehension, writing, persuasion, and argumentation for law school. I am also majoring in English because I find the study of rhetoric to be incredibly intriguing and important in… more »
The musical Kinky Boots has at its center the theme of self-discovery and self-assertion despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles. This theatrical spectacle was a high point of our trip and of the course: an evening of entertainment and immersion in a world of wonder. More than just theatre arguably at its best, however, the show’s focus on moving outside of… more »
I love to read. That is the whole reason I became an English major. I sort of happened into the Rhet-Comp program without knowing what I was getting involved in. I didn’t realize how much I would come to… more »
The Inge Foundation and the Georgia State University Department of English’s Creative Writing Program present Laurie Ann Guerrero on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 11:00 am (reception to follow). The reading will be in the Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place, 23rd Floor.
Laurie Ann Guerrero received the Academy of American Poets… more »
The Georgia State University Department of English and Creative Writing Program present Christopher Salerno on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 2:30 pm. The reading will be in the Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place, 23rd Floor.
Christopher Salerno is the first winner of the Georgia Poetry Prize. His collection Sun & Urn will be… more »
When I first enrolled at Georgia State, I majored in physics. I’m pretty proficient at calculus, so I decided it would be a good idea. As I progressed in my major, I started to feel unfulfilled, and eventually… more »
On September 8 in the Troy Moore Library Drs. Elizabeth West and Harcourt Fuller co-hosted an overflow audience for the English Dept, History Dept and CENCIA sponsored “Jamaican Maroon Intellectual and Literary Symposium and Performance.” During this 4-hour event faculty and students learned of and discussed Maroon culture and history through the prism of literary… more »